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Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Highland can claim victory for O'Meara on return to favourite track

Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
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Newmarket:Anthony Burke

Dolcissimo(6.50 Chelmsford, nap)

Although yet to get his head in front, he arguably brings the best figures to the table. If he can reproduce his best form here he will be hard to beat from what looks a perfect pitch on the rails.

Others tofollow
Epsom 2.10 Royal Variety, 2.45 War Eagle, 3.15 Desert Fox, 3.50 Deduce, 4.20 Suzi’s Connoisseur, 5.25 Busby.
Ripon 2.30 Johni Boxit, 3.35 Red Mist, 4.35 The Eagle’s Nest, 5.05 Mount Cleshar.
Chelmsford 4.50 Free Love, 5.20 Entertaining Ben, 5.50 Field Gun, 6.20 Global Art, 7.20 Global Wonder, 7.50 Roc Astrale.

North: Colin Russell

Awake My Soul(4.05 Ripon, nap)

Course-and-distance winner who was below his best at Newmarket last time. On a fair mark now and with the ground in his favour is fancied to bounce back.

Others to follow
Chelmsford 4.50 Not So Shy, 5.20 Magic Pulse, 7.50 Precision.
Epsom 2.10 Call Him Al, 2.45 Cape Islay, 3.15 Highland Acclaim, 4.20 Lady In Question, 4.55 X Rated.
Ripon 1.55 Golden Circle, 2.30 Jenoow, 3.00 Iconic Choice, 3.35 Raydiance, 4.35 Give It Some Teddy, 5.05 Highway Robber.

Lambourn: James Burn

Prince Of Rome(4.50 Chelmsford, nap)

Consistent colt has posted three solid efforts at novice level and must beunder serious consideration for his nursery debut.

Others to follow
Chelmsford 6.20 Mankind, 6.50 Lush Life.
Epsom 2.10 Capla Gilda, 2.45 Nina Petrovna, 3.50 Amanto, 4.55 Fresh Terms.
Stratford 6.40 Salto Chisco, 7.10 Regulation.

West Country: Andrew King

Guerrilla Tactics(6.10 Stratford, nap)

Runner-up at Stratford last time and fancied to go one better in a race that should be run at a strong gallop.

Others to follow
Epsom
3.15 Handytalk.
Stratford 5.40 Polished Rock, 7.10 Kohuma.

Racing Post Ratings: Simon Turner

Highland Acclaim(3.15 Epsom, nap)

Boasts a fine record over course and distance and fairly handicapped on the best of this year's form. Should go close.

Topspeed: Dave Edwards

Desert Frost(3.15 Epsom)

Has hit the woodwork in all five outings this season but has improved his speed rating on each occasion and is overdue a change of fortune.

Longshot:Simon Giles

Rosy Ryan(4.35 Ripon)

Won the race last year off a 4lb higher mark and clearly goes well at the track. A promising 3lb claimer is booked and although disappointing this term could find some form back at Ripon.

Ireland:Tony O'Hehir

So Lonely(8.00 Ballinrobe)

Runner-up on four of her six appearances in bumpers, the Charles O'Brien-trained four-year-old can come good here having appeared a shade unlucky on her most recent start in a maiden hurdle at Sligo where she lost out by a short head.


The Raceform Interactive nugget

Since the start of 2016Highland Acclaim has figures of 1711313 when running at Epsom (+£15 to £1 stakes); away from that course he is 0706053207250006939 in the same period. The seven-year-oldruns at his favourite track in the 6f handicap (3.15).


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